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      07-21-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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Remove wheel spacers for service?

Here's the story. . last week I got my new wheels and spacers installed. I hop int the car today and the "brake" indicator on the dash goes off. Looks like I'll need new pads and rotors.

My car is still covered under scheduled maintenance, but do you think I should remove the rear wheel spacers before I go to the dealership and get the new pads/rotors installed?

My concern is:
1. The service department doesn't want to touch my wheel spacers for fear of liability issues.
2. If they don't care about the spacers, is there a possibility of the service techs damaging them upon removal.

Has anyone gone to the dealership with their wheel spacers installed?

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I'm curious as well.
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if you can remove them and avoid a possible headache, then do it. thats the best advise you will get.
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if you can remove them and avoid a possible headache, then do it. thats the best advise you will get.
That's what I was leaning toward. I'm assuming I'll be fine driving with my 12mm spacers in front and nothing in the rear?
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why would you assume that?
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why would you assume that?
This is the first car in which I've had to use wheel spacers. I was just putting it out there, just in case someone knew something I didn't.
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Quick update: I was a bit too lazy to bust out the jack and remove the spacers before my service appointment. The dealership changed my rotors and pads and reinstalled my spacers. There were no notes in the service order about me having the spacers installed. I guess it really depends on each individual dealer and service adviser.
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